Published On:10 June 2012
Posted by Indian Muslim Observer

TRIBUTE: Miss you my grandma!

On a bright sunny day on 2 June, my younger brother rang me up to inform that our nani jaan (paternal grandmother) passed away. I did not know how to react to the news, for words were not forthcoming.

They were giving way to tears. I felt as if life had taken away from me my whole world. A few hours late I called up my mom to console her but could not continue to talk to her. I can just imagine how difficult it must be for a daughter to lose her father and then mother just a year later.

Parents are the greatest source of strength in our lives whose sacrifices shape up our future. Our grandparents are the persons who show so much love, affection and care for us that they become our greatest friends.

My grandma, Neharunnisa (70) was an epitome of love. Never in life did I notice her shouting despitebmy grandpa (May Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him Jannah) sometimes being little harsh on her. Both of them loved their children and grandchildren, prayed five times daily and nana jaan used to always recite the Holy Quran in the morning.
She was born in a respected family of Maula Bakhsh in Mahalbari village of Purnea and was married to Abdus Subhan and the duo had a daughter and five sons one of whom died few years ago.

In our fast and technology-driven world the relationships are falling apart and losing sense but we must not forget the love and care of those who shaped us to avail of the fruits of modern world.

Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) loved and remembered his grandfather with great respect and he loved so much his grand children Hassan and Hussain (RA).
My heart refuses to believe that my grandma is no more but we cannot deny the ultimate reality of death. Death is a great reminder that this life is temporal and we all must prepare to face it. Life, whether lived short or long, has to end a day.

The only life that is worth emulating is the one in which there is love, care, affection and the one which is devoted to the worship of Allah and service of His creatures. Thank you nani jaan for all your love and affection.

May Allah shower on you His love, affection and blessings! May He forgive you and get you an elated place in Paradise! Ameen. Love you and miss you!

Your grandson,

Manzar Imam

[Manzar Imam, a Delhi-based Journalist, is Special Correspondent of IndianMuslimObserver.com. He can be reached at manzarkhalil@gmail.com]

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